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Brophy Bros. Seafood Restaurant & Clam Bar

1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001
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Ranked #18 of 383 Restaurants in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We are a casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the Ventura & Santa Barbara Harbor. You'll find a bustling scene of fisherman, young professionals and sand-sprinkled beach-goers nearly every night of the week at these true-blue waterfront institution. Dungeness crab cocktail, oysters on the half-shell and fried shrimp round out the "small" menu offerings. Fresh fish specials, such as grilled white sea bass from local waters, mahi mahi dusted in Cajun spices and pan-blackened local yellowtail, are highlights on the "long" menu. No matter what, libations are always in order at this locals' favorite gathering place. Everyone is welcome at Brophy's, hope to see you soon.
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79% Recommend
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Morro Bay, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Was here with a fellow coworker for a working lunch and were not disappointed. Waited only a couple minutes for a table outside and it was worth it (inside temperature with the open kitchen and seasonably warm day made it a little warm and muggy so sit outside if you can). For such a busy day the service was on... More

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Oxnard, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The Ventura location (original is in Santa Barbara) is on the harbor village-perfect setting for having a beer or drink and watching the sunset. It is often crowded here and they do not take reservations so be prepared to wait a bit. We always request a table on the outdoor patio as the view of the harbor and the mountains... More

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Oakland, California, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lunch at Brophy Bros. in Ventura Harbor is the way to go, as dinner presents too long of a wait. I had linguine and prawns--very delicious garlic red sauce. The view/location is wonderful, and the staff is great. Very attentive for someplace so hopping busy.

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Phoenix, AZ
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87 reviews 87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

The Ventura location for Brophy Bros has everything you would be looking for, good food, great location and reasonable prices. We enjoyed our food and had good service. This location has good parking and is easily accessible from the main road.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

When we go up to Santa Barbara to see friends on the way back we always stop at Brophy's. The seafood is fresh and the clam chowder to die for. It's a little loud around happy hour but you can always take yourself out to the patio. Service is great and very quick. Pretty view of the marina.

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Santa Clarita, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

WE have been to Brophy Bros. many times and every time we have had great service, wonderful food. We live in the LA area and many times a year we drive out to Ventura to have a nice dinner with the family. We love their oysters, clam chowder and fish and chips. We always have sat outside and I highly... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Good drinks and appetizers offered at happy hour. Had a fantastic plate of cerviche, plenty to share.

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St. Louis
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78 reviews 78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My husband and I needed lunch on a drive from LAX to Morro Bay, and stopped off at Brophy Brothers in Ventura. After a short wait, we received a harbor view table outside. Service was friendly and efficient; food was fine (a little heavy on the fried seafood for our taste, but they did have grilled seafood options too); view... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Their calm chowder is just as good as Pike Place Seattle. The special of the day was shark. It melted I your mouth. Coleslaw was like homemade. Their house dressing is creamy garlic and delicious. Fish and chips were excellent and also the breaded scallops. All highly recommended. Service was speedy and thorough.

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San Diego, CA
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

The food was great! The fish and chips was really good, and so was the cole slaw. The service was excellent and speedy, and they refilled our water many times without having to ask. The only disappointment was that they did not have fish tacos, but everything else was awesome. I would definitely recommend this place if you want seafood!

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